Our Haskap Orchard
Carl Barber carefully inspects and prunes our beautiful, healthy haskap bushes at Northern Light Orchards. Growing the very best haskap keeps us busy until harvest time!
Haskap berries waiting to be harvested. We do all the work to make sure mother nature takes care of the rest, resulting in berries that are bursting with flavour!
We're part of a big farming community in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan and we couldn't be more thrilled when one of our own embarks on a new life adventure. Northern Light Orchards made for a gorgeous setting for Kara and Steve's beautiful photos. Photo credit: Genelle Amber.
Haskap flowers bloom thanks to bumblebees. High yield is possible only with a large population of bumblebees as they will continue visiting flowers even in cold, wet, or windy conditions.
Nutrition-rich, healthy soil is part of holistic farming we practice at Northern Light Orchards. White clover is not only pretty to look at but feeds the soil with nutrients and protects the surface from the hot sun and drying winds.
Our orchard asleep in the winter
Our haskap berry orchard is located in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, along Northern Light Road where, indeed, the aurora borealis is a common yet always magical sight. It is no coincidence that ‘Aurora’ and ‘Borealis’ are two of the today’s most commonly planted haskap cultivars (varieties). We grow several cultivars of haskap including Tundra, Indigo Gem, Borealis, Berry Smart Blue, and other selections.
We are proud to be a part of the pioneering efforts to bring the haskap berry to North America, an initiative that was largely spearheaded through research by the University of Saskatchewan, Canada where our founder, Carl Barber, studied environmental science.
The majority of Northern Light Orchards shareholders are individuals from Birch Hills and surrounding regions. Most of us live within a short drive of our orchard, leaving no excuses when it comes to pitching in around harvest time. We also support and collaborate with food and beverage artisanal brands across Canada. To learn more, visit our Products and Partners Page.
Northern Light Orchards is an official member of Haskap Canada and Saskatchewan Fruit Growers Association.